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Public Education

Fire Prevention Tips
  • Be sure that your address number is clearly visible to responding fire/rescue workers.
  • Have working smoke alarms installed in all sleeping areas and hallways leading to sleeping areas and on every floor of your home.
  • Keep blankets, curtains, clothing and other combustibles away from portable heaters, wall heaters and stoves.
  • Never smoke in bed. Keep lighters and matches away from children.
  • Do not overload electrical outlets. Avoid running electrical cords under carpets, doors and furniture. Only use electrical appliances and cords in good condition.
  • Use flammable liquids in well ventilated areas.
  • Check chimneys and flue pipes for cracks and proper security. Do not allow combustibles to come in contact with flues. Keep your fireplace chimney clean. Always keep fireplace doors or screens closed to prevent sparks from igniting nearby combustibles.
  • Keep all L.P. gas and oil tanks, valves, piping and appliances in good condition. Have these systems checked by a qualified technician each year.
  • Practice good housekeeping. Avoid accumulating large amounts of combustibles in attics, garages or other rooms.
  • Store gasoline and other flammable liquids in safety cans. Use flammable liquids only in well-ventilated spaces. Recycle used oil and filters.